Hurricane season doesn’t officially start until June 1, but that didn’t stop a rain-filled weather system from pummeling parts of the eastern Gulf Coast last week or a tropical disturbance from threatening to enter the Gulf of Mexico later this week. With slightly above-average activity predicted for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, Entergy wants you to know it is ready to safely and quickly restore power should a storm strike our area.
Following the New Orleans City Council’s February 2018 resolution directing Entergy New Orleans to quantify the benefits to customers of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the company has agreed, under the direction of the council’s advisors, to flow through approximately $50 million in tax savings benefits by July 2019. In addition to these near-term benefits, customers can expect to see approximately $71 million in tax savings benefits over the longer term.
Entergy Corporation today announced that it has completed an internal investigation to determine whether any supporters of Entergy New Orleans’ proposed New Orleans Power Station were paid to appear or speak at certain public meetings sanctioned by the Council of the City of New Orleans. Upon completing an extensive investigation, Entergy can confirm that it did not pay, nor did it authorize any other person or entity to pay, individuals to attend or speak at Council meetings. Furthermore, Entergy was not aware that any person or entity engaged on its behalf would do so or had done so.
Scammers are relentless in their efforts to target unsuspecting utility customers, and Entergy reminds you to be cautious.
(February 1, 2018) – Today, the Greater New Orleans Foundation officially announced that the fifth annual GiveNOLA Day will take place on May 1, 2018 from 12AM – 11:59 PM. The announcement took place at the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Center of Philanthropy at 919 St. Charles Avenue where Mardi Gras Indians celebrated along with area nonprofits and civic leaders.
Spring is here and so are extended daylight hours, floating butterflies and stinging bees, along with underground utility lines that your shovels can hit but your eyes can’t see. Since April is National Safe Digging Month, Entergy is reminding you to call 811 before digging into your spring-cleaning list.
Entergy New Orleans filed with the New Orleans City Council Monday its proposal for implementing the benefits of the recent federal tax reform legislation. If approved by the council, customers would realize approximately $47 million annually in near-term tax savings and an additional $71 million in savings over the longer term.
Students in Orleans Parish and the surrounding area will soon have a place to call home as they learn about ecology and what it takes to maintain a critical coastal forest ecosystem thanks to a grant from Entergy.
The New Orleans City Council voted today to approve construction of the New Orleans Power Station, a 128-megawatt unit composed of seven natural gas-fired reciprocating engines. This modern, efficient electric generating facility will support reliable service and essential grid stability, and help to support the inclusion of renewables into the company’s resource portfolio.
Winter Storm Riley’s powerful blow to the East Coast continued to be felt Sunday with approximately 1 million homes and businesses in 16 states still in the dark. As part of Entergy’s mutual assistance contingent, some 200 Louisiana employees and contractors are on their way to help restore power to those who need it.
The National Weather Service has designated Feb. 19-23, 2018 as Severe Weather Awareness Week. Both the Louisiana and New Orleans offices of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness have joined in the recognition. They and other partners are urging everyone to “Get a Game Plan” and stay “NOLA Ready” in the event of severe weather. Entergy prepares year-round for disruptive storm events and encourages everyone to prepare, too.
On Feb. 8, the New Orleans City Council approved a multi-year plan to install advanced meters at homes and businesses in Orleans Parish. Entergy New Orleans customers are a step closer to enjoying the benefits of a smarter energy future – which include faster outage restoration, improved customer service and access to money-saving tools.
Support from the Entergy Charitable Foundation has helped Posse New Orleans fulfill the college-bound dreams of more than 150 high-school scholars, many of whom would have otherwise lacked the resources to continue their education.
Entergy New Orleans is making good on its commitment to include up to 100 megawatts of renewable energy resources in the company’s generation mix.
“Throw me somethin’ mister” is a familiar phrase around the Crescent City this time of year, and as everyone prepares to catch as many Mardi Gras beads as they can, Entergy New Orleans is gearing up to make sure local customers claim something else – the Earned Income Tax Credit. On Saturday, Feb. 3, the company is partnering with United Way of Southeast Louisiana and Total Community Action, Inc. to offer free tax prep to qualified residents on what has come to be known as Super Tax Day. This year’s event will be held at the Xavier University Convocation Center, 7910 Stroelitz St., from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. where trained volunteers will be on hand to provide assistance.
Our power reliability coordinator, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, is requesting Entergy customers voluntarily reduce their electricity usage on Thursday, Jan. 18, between 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. MISO is making this unusual request because use of electricity could exceed available generation, due to higher than expected demand for power and unexpected power generator outages within the MISO southern territory. MISO is working to bring on additional generation in the area.
As another Arctic blast grips the city, Entergy New Orleans reminds everyone to stay smart about gas and electricity usage while they’re staying warm.
The beginning of a new year is always an exciting time. But once the celebrations wind down, it's time to reflect on changes that can make a big difference in 2018. Why not make lowering your energy usage one of those changes?
With temperatures forecasted in the low 30s south of Lake Pontchartrain and possible snow forecasted on the Northshore, it is safe to say that winter has arrived in the New Orleans area. While these cold conditions aren’t expected until Friday, now is the time to implement energy-saving tips so you can reduce your usage and keep more cash in your wallet.
Fire can be a good thing when treated with respect, but can be a danger when paired with the many distractions during the holiday season. So in the quest to create a good old-fashioned family celebration, there are some important safety tips you should follow.
Entergy New Orleans Donates $50,000 to Kick Off Certified Line Worker Training Program at Delgado Community College
Entergy New Orleans, Inc. filed an application with the New Orleans City Council on Friday, Oct. 6 seeking approval of a project to construct 5 megawatts of commercial-scale rooftop solar systems as part of its commitment to pursue up to 100 MW of renewable resources.
Entergy’s Louisiana utilities are prepared for the likelihood of heavy rain and hurricane-force winds as Tropical Storm Nate accelerates on a projected path toward southeast Louisiana.
Low-income customers in New Orleans’ Energy Smart program saved more than 6,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per participant in 2015, according to a recent study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
The height of what experts have said could be an “extremely active” 2017 storm season is here. Entergy Louisiana and Entergy New Orleans want to make sure everyone is prepared if a major storm threatens the region.
Young engineers at Louisiana State University will be preparing for future careers with new state-of-the-art lab equipment thanks to a recent grant from the Entergy Charitable Foundation. The LSU Foundation and 12 other nonprofit organizations in Louisiana communities were awarded $760,000 in the foundation’s first round of grants for 2017.
Entergy New Orleans, Inc. filed an application with the New Orleans City Council today seeking approval to construct a modern, efficient electric generating facility, referred to as the New Orleans Power Station.
Summer is here and what’s better to go with sizzling summer temperatures than some cool savings? Before temperatures start burnin’ like a heat wave, take some time now to prepare for their effect on your energy bill by implementing some simple and efficient solutions at your home or business.
Entergy’s Louisiana utilities have their eyes on the Gulf of Mexico as they monitor a tropical system expected to impact much of the state as it swirls closer to the coast.
When it comes to energy usage, weather is a major factor in how much or how little the meter spins. And thanks to a pilot program launched by Entergy New Orleans, customers can not only learn how weather affects their home energy usage, but also how they can make informed choices about energy-saving measures.
Building upon the $10 million spend in the city last fall to improve service reliability, Entergy New Orleans is spending an additional $30 million on further improvements over the next two years that will help make the electrical system stronger and more resilient.
NEW ORLEANS – Entergy New Orleans is one step closer to including up to 100 megawatts of renewable energy resources in the company's generation mix.
When New Orleanians think of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, football games, concerts and Mardi Gras celebrations come to mind. But now, they can add energy efficiency to that list. That’s because New Orleans’ Energy Smart program recently awarded Superdome officials with a $50,000 cash incentive for lighting upgrades in the venue.
It’s Carnival time! As the beads and other items go flying through the air, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. reminds you not only about the importance of being safe around power lines, but also staying alert as well. Festive metallic balloons that folks release into the air can also cause problems. If they get caught in power lines, they can cause power outages.
Entergy New Orleans officials say that less than one week after the strongest tornado ever recorded in the city wreaked havoc on portions of the company’s electrical and gas systems, crews have wrapped up restoration.
As restoration continues in New Orleans East following the damage left Feb. 7 by the strongest tornado ever recorded in the city, Entergy New Orleans is focusing on customers who sustained structural damage and letting them know how they can get power restored to their homes once the electrical system is back in place.
s of 1 p.m. today, Entergy New Orleans crews have restored power to more than 70 percent of customers in New Orleans East just over 48 hours after a confirmed F3 tornado devastated the area. All customers who are able to receive power at their homes and businesses are expected to be restored by Saturday evening, Feb. 11.
As of noon today, Entergy New Orleans crews have restored power to 6,700 New Orleans East customers who lost electrical service Feb. 7 in the wake of a devastating tornado, down from a peak of 10,415 New Orleans East customers without power at 11 a.m. yesterday. Approximately 3,700 are still without power in the hardest-hit areas.
On Super Bowl weekend, Entergy New Orleans will kick off the tax season by making sure the big winners are local customers who claim their Earned Income Tax Credit.
When it comes to being energy-efficient, renters who live in multifamily housing typically don’t have the same freedom to make changes that will help lower their energy usage and cut costs as do average homeowners. But thanks to a pilot program that Entergy New Orleans recently implemented in Algiers, low-income renters now will have the chance to see the impact that Nest Learning Thermostats may make on their monthly energy bills – all at no charge.
NEW ORLEANS – ‘Tis the season of giving and Entergy New Orleans is adding a little lagniappe this holiday season in an effort to make life better for New Orleanians now and in the future.
Entergy Corporation’s major upgrade to transmission service in New Orleans has been recognized by Platts Global Energy Awards as one of the top ten finalists for Construction Project of the Year.
While warmer-than-normal temperatures this fall may have you thinking that winter isn’t coming, it’s right around the corner. In fact, low temperatures are forecasted to drop into the 30s this week and stay there for a couple of nights in a row.
Entergy New Orleans is hosting Information Sessions in December to keep the community fully informed about its investments in the city, including the newly proposed New Orleans Power Station.
To help meet the workforce needs of Louisiana’s rapid economic growth, Entergy’s Louisiana companies announced today an investment of more than $1 million in shareholder dollars to support local workforce development training programs.
Entergy New Orleans is hosting Information Sessions in November to keep the community fully informed about its investments in the city, including the newly proposed New Orleans Power Station.
A series exploring the challenges facing veterans who are transitioning out of the military is airing on Louisiana Public Broadcasting.
Scammers never stop, no matter what time of year it is. And Entergy reminds you to be wary, as scammers are getting more aggressive in their ongoing efforts to target unsuspecting customers.
More than 1,200 cyclists prepare for Big Easy Bike Tour
Media statement in response to Scene of Pipeline Accident at Entergy’s Michoud Plant, New Orleans East
Middle school students here in the Crescent City are among the beneficiaries of Entergy Charitable Foundation grants for the first half of 2016.
The heat is on! While summer temperatures are reaching sweltering levels outside, you can stay one step ahead of their effect on your energy bill by implementing some simple and efficient solutions inside your home or business.
Recognition for powering life in local communities comes from Civic 50, an initiative of the Points of Light organization.
As part of long-term planning to ensure that Entergy New Orleans, Inc. can continue to serve the city’s energy and capacity needs, the company today filed an application with the New Orleans City Council seeking its approval to build the New Orleans Power Station – a new, modern power plant – at its existing Michoud site in an industrial area on the eastern edge of New Orleans.
Spring is here and with it come warmer temperatures, longer days and outdoor landscaping projects. Since the first step in any project is to do your research, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. reminds you to grab your phone first and call 811 before working that shovel.
Entergy marks a special day today, April 18, as the company honors its thousands of frontline workers on National Lineman Appreciation Day. The designation was established by the U.S. Senate in 2013 in recognition of those who work tirelessly to keep the lights on in our communities.
In an effort to better serve customers, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. is changing the business hours of its two walk-in customer care centers effective May 1.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency named Entergy New Orleans a 2016 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for its outstanding contributions in implementing energy-efficiency measures. The company, which also was recognized in 2014, is among only 149 out of 16,000 partners nationwide to be selected for this year’s award. Ceremonies will be held on April 13 in Washington, D.C.
Taking a major step toward providing additional efficient, clean energy resources for new and existing customers and modernizing the company’s power generation fleet, Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) announced that its subsidiaries, Entergy Arkansas, Inc., Entergy Louisiana, LLC, and Entergy New Orleans, Inc., closed their purchase of the 1,980-megawatt (summer rating) Union Power Station located near El Dorado, Arkansas. The purchase was closed on Thursday.
During LIHEAP Action Day March 2, Entergy New Orleans representatives and community partners will be making the case for increased funding of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The funding goal is at least $4.7 billion for 2017.
Entergy's transmission business unit is donating $100,000 to the University of New Orleans to enhance what electrical engineering students learn in the classroom. The gift is being presented in honor of National Engineers Week (Feb. 21-27), an annual observance created to celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators and parents.
Entergy crews are out in force working to restore power to the thousands of customers affected by the violent storms that swept across south Louisiana throughout Tuesday.
Entergy New Orleans, Inc. is sponsoring free tax preparation provided by local volunteers and community advocates for working families Feb. 13 as part of New Orleans' Super Tax Day. Volunteers at local Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites, who are certified by the Internal Revenue Service, will help local residents determine if they qualify for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit program and other refunds and credits due.
Entergy leadership hosted elected officials, community leaders and other dignitaries today at existing company property in New Orleans East to break ground on the city's first utility-scale solar project.
It's Carnival time! Before everybody starts having fun as the popular tune goes, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. and Entergy Louisiana, LLC want to remind you not only about the importance of being safe around power lines but staying alert as well. "Being aware of what's happening around you is the key element to staying safe, and we want to remind locals and visitors alike that awareness is a shared responsibility," said Melonie Stewart, director of customer service. "So while you're enjoying the thrill of catching beads, make sure to keep safety as your top priority."
The Entergy Charitable Foundation is powering life in New Orleans with recent grants to nonprofit partners totaling more than $32,000. Charitable organizations may apply for support by completing the application form by Feb. 1, 2016.
Entergy New Orleans, Inc. crews began working Monday, Jan. 4 on Lafayette Street from South Galvez Street to Bertrand Street, as the company continues the technological upgrade to its electric power transmission system. Work on this segment will continue through Monday, Jan. 11, weather permitting, and will include the project’s final Interstate 10 crossing.
Although we're currently experiencing warmer temperatures, it won't be long before the mercury starts to drop and you'll crank up your heater to keep the chill at bay. Entergy wants to remind you of helpful energy-saving tips so you can stay warm and cozy while keeping your wallet happy.
Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 9 and running through Monday, Dec. 14, weather permitting, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. crews will be working on South Galvez Street, from Erato to Poydras streets, as the company continues the technological upgrade to its electric power transmission system. Work on these segments will include crossing Interstate 10.
Crews continue working on the second phase of Entergy New Orleans' technological upgrade to the electric power transmission system -- Ninemile generation-Derbigny substation -- and will undertake the second in a series of interstate crossings this week.
Beginning Monday, Nov. 9 and running through Tuesday, Nov. 17, weather permitting, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. crews are working on South Genois Street, from Calliope Street to Howard Avenue and on South Telemachus Street from Euphrosine Street to Howard Avenue as the company continues the technological upgrade to its electric power transmission system. Work on these segments will include a component crossing Interstate 10.
Crews continue working on the second phase of Entergy New Orleans’ technological upgrade to the electric power transmission system -- Ninemile generation-Derbigny substation -- and will begin on the first of a series of interstate crossings this week.
Crews have completed the first phase of technological upgrades to New Orleans' electric power transmission system - Ninemile generation-Napoleon substation - ahead of schedule. On Monday, Oct. 5, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. will begin the second phase - Ninemile generation-Derbigny substation - and expects to complete it by March 2016.
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8 and running through Friday, Sept. 18 weather permitting, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. crews will be working on Magazine Street, from Leake Avenue to State Street, as the company continues the technological upgrade to its electric power transmission system.
As of today, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. welcomes some 22,500 electric customers in Algiers that were previously served by Entergy Louisiana, LLC.
Beginning Monday, Aug. 31 running through Wednesday, Sept. 2, weather permitting, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. crews will be working on General Pershing Street, from Laurel to Tchoupitoulas streets as the company continues the technological upgrade to its electric power transmission system.
Entergy New Orleans, Inc. has selected power generation contractor Blattner Energy, Inc. to build the city's first utility-scale solar project.
Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 18 and running through Saturday, Aug. 29, weather permitting, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. crews will be working on Annunciation Street, from Nashville Avenue to Milan Street as the company continues the technological upgrade to its electric power transmission system.
Beginning Monday, Aug. 17 and running through Tuesday, Aug. 18, weather permitting, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. crews will be working in the Monroe Street area as the company continues the technological upgrade to its electric power transmission system.
To minimize the financial impact of a major storm restoration on customers and provide a ready source of cash to pay for storm costs, Entergy New Orleans has fully funded its storm reserve through the issuance of low-interest, securitized bonds.
Beginning Thursday, Aug. 6 and running through Wednesday, Aug. 12, weather permitting, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. crews will be working on Arabella Street, from Constance to Annunciation streets, as the company continues the technological upgrade to its electric power transmission system.
Beginning Thursday, July 30 and running through Wednesday, August 5, weather permitting, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. crews will be working on Patton Street, from Henry Clay to Joseph streets, as the company continues the technological upgrade to its electric power transmission system.
Beginning Tuesday, July 28 and running through Friday, July 31, weather permitting, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. crews will be working on Webster Street, from Camp to Laurel streets as the company continues the technological upgrade to its electric power transmission system.
Together with other parties, Entergy Texas, Inc. filed a motion today with the Public Utility Commission of Texas to dismiss the company's application requesting a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for one of the four 495 MW generating units at the Union Power Station near El Dorado, Arkansas.
Of the more than $930,000 in grants recently awarded by the Entergy Charitable Foundation, New Orleans-area groups received some $284,000 to help the local community.
On Monday, July 13, Entergy New Orleans will begin technological upgrades to the electric power transmission system along the base of the levee at Monroe Street and Leake Avenue.
NEW ORLEANS – The mercury is beginning its climb up the thermometer, and you can bet it will be a long time before it begins to retreat. Don’t let your electric bills climb with it. By taking steps to be more energy efficient, your air conditioner will run less and that, in turn, will help keep your electricity bill down.
New Orleans will be positioned for continued economic growth and development when Entergy New Orleans, Inc. begins a $30 million technological upgrade to its electric power transmission system this summer.
New Orleans will soon become home to the city's first utility-scale solar project that not only harnesses the power of the sun, but stores it as well.
Customers saved an estimated $13 million during the first year of Entergy New Orleans' membership in MISO, formally known as the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc.
Approximately 90 percent of Louisiana customers should have power restored by Tuesday night and nearly all others affected by Monday's violent storms should have electricity restored by Wednesday.
Companies offer safety tips during the Carnival season
Unit to Cut Fuel Costs, Produce Reliable, Affordable Power for Louisiana Customers
Part of some $357,000 awarded to groups around the state
Initiative Recognized by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation as Best Economic Empowerment Program
The transfer is intended to streamline utility regulation in the city